Due to current public health orders, the clubrooms are currently closed until further notice.
The clubs executive team continue to monitor the ongoing public health situation are hopeful the doors can reopen again soon.
During the recent WIA AGM, club member Bob VK2AOR was awarded the “Presidents Commendation”. The club wishes to congratulate Bob on receiving this award.
The club will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Saturday the 21st of August at 1:00 PM. The current executive team will not be standing again this year and nominations forms have been distributed to club members via E-mail. If you have not received this form, please reach out to the clubs executive team who will send a form to you. The club is hoping the greater Sydney restrictions are relaxed by then and face to face activities can return.
Last weekend the club’s repeater committee announced that D-Star, or more commonly known now as RAGstar, is back on the Central Coast. The VK2RAG 2 Metre and 70cm Repeater is now back on the air and fully synchronised with all systems and is available for open use after several weeks of testing and tweaking.
By default, Module B which is available on 438.325MHz with a negative 5.4MHz split is connected to Reflector 23C, and Module C which is available on 146.6375MHz with a negative 600kHz offset is connected to Reflector 1C. The club wishes to thank all those involved in working to have the service returned to full operational use and is glad to see another service available that covers such a large area.
Adrian, VK2ABS will be hosting the next SSTV net on Friday the 16th of July at 7:30 PM on the 147.125 MHz 2 Meter WICEN Repeater. The net is running primarily in Scottie 2 mode, however, may be changed on the night. Adrian VK2ABS thanks those who have participated in the net.
Bob VK2AOR and Dave VK2KFU continue with the clubs Morning Tea net every day. And with the most recent travel bubble placed onto the greater Sydney area, it is a prime time to check in on your mate! Whilst some days are starting to lighten up, the boys continue to push through. A massive thanks go out to Bob and Dave for running these nets, it sure brightens up everyone’s day.
Both nets are held on the VK2RAG 2 Metre repeater, 146.725Mhz with a 91.5hz sub audible tone.
Unfortunately, Due to a hardware failure the Echolink and IRLP system is offline, and the team hope to have this returned soon.
The club looking for more operators to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the RAAF in August. This is a great opportunity to get out on the bands and share in celebrating this momentous occasion portable or otherwise. If club members are interested in participating, please reach out to the club directly.
You can find out more about the CCARC on the web at www.ccarc.org.au; via telephone on 02 4340 2500 or Search for Central Coast Amateur Radio Club on social media platforms to find us. Remember to give the club a “like” to follow for any updates.
Vice-President & Publicity, Central Coast Amateur Radio Club.